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  • FairgroundTown 30 Aug 2007 15:18:17 2,522 posts
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    otto wrote:
    I find Facebook quite useful - it's basically what Friends Reunited was supposed to be, just a whole lot more practical. Good way of finding old friends and getting in touch with them. Where you take it after that is up to you isn't it? I don't see how anyone could or would want to sit there refreshing it all day, it's not like that.

    If you don't like it, don't use it. /shrug
    Doesn't work for me - only a tiny handful of people from my schools/ colleges have registered. Whereas LOTS have registered on FriendsReunited. I have now registered, but I can't see why I'd visit again.
  • jonsaan 30 Aug 2007 15:19:48 25,247 posts
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    Once you've done searches on all your old girlfriends and discovered there a gazillion people with the same name, all with no picture...

    It kind of loses it's appeal!

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  • Toonster 30 Aug 2007 15:20:35 6,821 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    I quite like it, its handy for keeping in touch with friends I don't see all that often.

    +1

    I just spent a month in California where I've made several friends for life and Facebook - even Myspace - is helping me keep in touch with them, though I give a few of my really good friends a text/call. I live 3000 miles away from Cali, now.

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  • w00t 30 Aug 2007 15:22:22 10,970 posts
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    I'm with Gremmi on this one (and the LUCA KOVAC thing, but that's another story).


    It's very useful for me, cos I now live nowhere near all my school and university friends and as they all use it in a sensible fashion it is incredibly useful for keeping in touch with the details of each other's lives.

    It's like a constant conference call between your friends!

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  • LeoliansBro 30 Aug 2007 15:24:02 41,840 posts
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    Gremmi wrote:
    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    Gremmi wrote:

    Trade Unions saying that the current trend for banning outright social networking sites was wrong, and that employees should be able to access it on their lunchbreaks, not whilst working.

    Yes, but why?

    You want it? Go to an internet cafe over lunch. They won't let me get onto www.chrislanghamsfistupathreeyearoldgirl.com at work either but I don't hear the trades union fighting my corner, no sir.

    Uh.

    Ignoring the fact that accessing child porn at work would get you fired and probably arrested (even if it was on your lunch break) so it's not exactly an apt comparison, it's mostly to encourage companies to implement proper guidelines regarding these things, instead of a blanket ban reaction.

    Setting aside my extreme example which was played for humour, my employers also ban (among other things) eBay and MSN messenger, and my friend's monitor his e-mails for swearing.

    I'd say it was the trades union who were going for the knee jerk reaction here to score some cheap points.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • ghearoid 30 Aug 2007 15:24:51 2,295 posts
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    um, after much pestering and invites from friends, i finally registered last week. all the guys at work are on it all the time, but i still don't get it. i mean, i just email/txt/phone friends to organise stuff, i'd never use facbook

    and as for all those people that i've lost touch with.. well, there's usually a very good reason for that isn't there?

    ;op
  • Lukus 30 Aug 2007 15:27:04 18,955 posts
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    It's less geared towards showing off than Myspace is. I can't stand Myspace for exactly the reasons listed in the OP. At least with Facebook no one can see your profile unless you are friends with them.

    Also making private groups is quite good. You can basically just talk absolute shit on a private forum with your real friends only, without worrying about anyone else seeing it.

    I have to admit to succumbing to accepting invites, after holding out for weeks, from people who I barely spoke to at school. Though purely for nosey reasons. No stop and chat.

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  • JuanKerr 30 Aug 2007 15:29:32 36,094 posts
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    ghearoid wrote:
    um, after much pestering and invites from friends, i finally registered last week. all the guys at work are on it all the time, but i still don't get it. i mean, i just email/txt/phone friends to organise stuff, i'd never use facbook

    and as for all those people that i've lost touch with.. well, there's usually a very good reason for that isn't there?


    Agreed.
  • deem 30 Aug 2007 15:30:01 31,641 posts
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    Personally I think it's pretty good. I have a 3 large group of friends, one from growing up, one from Uni, and one from work. It looks like facebook is going to be the perfect way for us to all keep in touch, as none of us get around to phoning or emailing each other anywhere near as often as we should or would like to.

    Moaning about about receiving friends requests from people that aren't friends is just retarded. As is pretty much the entire first post.


  • Deleted user 30 August 2007 15:30:37
    I hate it too. People that used to email or call or text me now use it to contact me, requiring me to get an email from them, then log in and read their message, then wonder why they couldn't have just fucking emailed me.

    It's been okay for suddenly finding people from my past I'd like to say hello to again, because it seems nearly everyone in the world is on there, and if they aren't now they will be soon.

    But I still never ever ever go onto it to see if someone has updated their 'what I'm doing right now' thing. And I couldn't care less about being bitten by a pirate or a robbed by a zombie or whether I match X's movie tastes or Y's music tastes.

    I find it hilariously ironic that people that this time last year would have probably 'wondered' about someone who spends all their time on one website chatting are now all over FB like a rash - "Ooh, have you got a facebook profile????"

  • Lukus 30 Aug 2007 15:35:29 18,955 posts
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    Owen-B wrote:
    I hate it too. People that used to email or call or text me now use it to contact me, requiring me to get an email from them, then log in and read their message, then wonder why they couldn't have just fucking emailed me.

    Surely that's the fault of your friends, rather than facebook. You need smarter mates :p

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  • JuanKerr 30 Aug 2007 15:35:35 36,094 posts
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    deem wrote:
    Personally I think it's pretty good. I have a 3 large group of friends, one from growing up, one from Uni, and one from work. It looks like facebook is going to be the perfect way for us to all keep in touch, as none of us get around to phoning or emailing each other anywhere near as often as we should or would like to.

    Moaning about about receiving friends requests from people that aren't friends is just retarded. As is pretty much the entire first post.



    Oi, let me have my little rant!
  • gamingdave 30 Aug 2007 15:35:36 4,117 posts
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    Owen-B wrote:
    But I still never ever ever go onto it to see if someone has updated their 'what I'm doing right now' thing. And I couldn't care less about being bitten by a pirate or a robbed by a zombie or whether I match X's movie tastes or Y's music tastes.


    niether would/do I, so I just ignore those sections and use it for what I want.
  • billythekid 30 Aug 2007 15:36:02 10,799 posts
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    Owen-B wrote:
    I hate it too.

    Who'd of thunk it!
  • deem 30 Aug 2007 15:36:26 31,641 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    Oi, let me have my little rant!

    :)
  • Load_2.0 30 Aug 2007 15:36:51 18,155 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    The_Foo_Fighter wrote:
    Well I've actually got back in touch with a few old friends because of it and it is a useful way to keep in contact with old colleagues - also good for sharing photos of events with family overseas.

    That said, I do need to cull my friends list now. I reckon if I haven't spoken to them/stalked them within the last 9 months, then they go.

    Have you ever heard of email? It's more personal and actually shows you want to communicate to the person involved as oppose to just slapping photos on facebook for everyone to see.

    Facebook is fine ... if you're a total cunt.

    Jesus what a silly thing to get upset about. I like it, used it to find a few people who I did'nt have contact details for. There are plenty of situations where I am interested in seeing what people are up to in their lives and at the same time have very little interest in iniaiting or indulging in an on-going email exchange.

    It is also extremely useful for creating online photo albums, far more so than any of the dedicated photo sites currently available.

    No one has a gun to your head, if you don't find it appealing don't use it. The bitterness in your comments makes you sound a bit sad.

  • Stickman 30 Aug 2007 15:37:25 29,394 posts
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    Owen-B wrote:
    I find it hilariously ironic that people that this time last year would have probably 'wondered' about someone who spends all their time on one website chatting are now all over FB like a rash - "Ooh, have you got a facebook profile????"


    That's very true. Whenever it comes up (usually when the wife's had a few too many spritzas) in company that I spend time on 'some funny nerd webiste', it's like people have just heard I smear myself in shit on a daily basis. Then, without fail, someone brings up Facebook and they all start cooing over it.

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  • jellyhead 30 Aug 2007 15:37:33 24,350 posts
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    Friends reunited is funny, i've put in my description what town i'm in, where i work and what department i work in which makes it easy-peasy to contact me without giving them a penny and i still get muppets who've paid to get in touch with me! Quite funny really.

    I found the best way to use facebook is to not use your real name. So far, i'm unique on Facebook! \0/
    but i told my mates who hassled me into getting an account obviously. :)

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  • deem 30 Aug 2007 15:37:39 31,641 posts
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    billythekid wrote:
    Owen-B wrote:
    I hate it too.

    Who'd of thunk it!

    Owen-B, yesterday
  • Hunam 30 Aug 2007 15:39:14 20,674 posts
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    I like it, i'm crap at keeping in contact with people and i don't really like phones so much, so Facebook has kept me in touch with people i'd have lost long ago.
  • deem 30 Aug 2007 15:39:20 31,641 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    Have you ever heard of email? It's more personal and actually shows you want to communicate to the person involved as oppose to just slapping photos on facebook for everyone to see.

    Facebook is fine ... if you're a total cunt.


    Seems there are two types of people here. Those that have lots of friends, and fiind it hard to keep in touch, and those that don't have many friends, so don't need much time or effort to keep in touch.

    Nobby.
  • Deleted user 30 August 2007 15:40:13
    billythekid wrote:
    Owen-B wrote:
    I hate it too.

    Who'd of thunk it!
    Yes that's getting a trifle boring now as I actually love loads of stuff, as evidenced by my recent expressions of joyful adoration for the new iMac, 28 Weeks Later, The Bourne Ultimatum, Bioshock, etc etc etc, not to mention my love for self-pwnage in yesterday's classic geographobic thread about Wembley in South London.

    You silly twit.
  • sport 30 Aug 2007 15:40:40 12,043 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    Oh yeah, and my missus organised a school reunion through facebook, which was nice.

    ahh yes, the school reunion - the bane of existence that is
  • Deleted user 30 August 2007 15:41:30
    deem wrote:
    billythekid wrote:
    Owen-B wrote:
    I hate it too.

    Who'd of thunk it!

    Owen-B, yesterday
    Funny, that looks more like what you'd see while checking your reflection in the wing mirror...
  • Hunam 30 Aug 2007 15:42:10 20,674 posts
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    School reunions only suck if you have failed at life.
  • Deleted user 30 August 2007 15:43:59
    Hunam wrote:
    School reunions only suck if you have failed at life.
    Don't matter how successful you've been, if your fellow pupils were cunts there ain't nothin' going to make it a particularly satisfying evening meeting them all again other than pissing in the punch and watching 'em all drink it... ;)
  • Tweakmonkey 30 Aug 2007 15:46:19 1,296 posts
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    I hate it too and I haven't even seen it.
  • JuanKerr 30 Aug 2007 15:46:58 36,094 posts
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    deem wrote:

    Seems there are two types of people here. Those that have lots of friends, and fiind it hard to keep in touch, and those that don't have many friends, so don't need much time or effort to keep in touch.

    Nobby.

    Okay, I'll admit that my OP was a bit of a rant - I was bored at work and the 'friend' request from earlier annoyed me.

    I do find it hard to stay in touch with many of my friends, especially those who have moved abroad, etc. However, I'd much rather spend half an hour writing a personal email and attaching photos than sticking it on facebook, that's all. Even better, I'd send the person a hand written letter or a postcard - that's a genuinely nice sentiment and shits all over posting stuff on facebook.

    Just my take on it, doesn't mean I'm right or wrong.
  • deem 30 Aug 2007 15:47:18 31,641 posts
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    Owen-B wrote:
    deem wrote:
    billythekid wrote:
    Owen-B wrote:
    I hate it too.

    Who'd of thunk it!

    Owen-B, yesterday
    Funny, that looks more like what you'd see while checking your reflection in the wing mirror...

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  • Goban 30 Aug 2007 15:48:37 8,996 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    I do find it hard to stay in touch with many of my friends, especially those who have moved abroad, etc. However, I'd much rather spend half an hour writing a personal email and attaching photos than sticking it on facebook, that's all. Even better, I'd send the person a hand written letter or a postcard - that's a genuinely nice sentiment and shits all over posting stuff on facebook.

    Just my take on it, doesn't mean I'm right or wrong.
    You know your right though.
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